I first discovered HalfNoise almost an exact year ago while photographing the Paper Route tour stop in Nashville. I had never heard of him previously and decided to give him a listen. I was immediately hooked. I adored the indie-vibed tunes, lyricism, and overall feeling of the tracks, and HalfNoise very quickly became one of my favorite artists. A year later, I've shot three HalfNoise shows in Nashville and I can promise you that they never get old.
HalfNoise shows are truly special. I've never been to a show that is quite like a HalfNoise one. There is always so much energy and it truly feels like a shared experience. Zac Farro really knows how to get people to "get out of their heads a little bit" as he puts it and enjoy themselves. He knows how to connect with his audience and how to make it an extraordinary night of music. I don't think it's possible to go to one of his shows and not have a blast.
Nashville HalfNoise shows, however, are even more special. Since Zac is from the area, he has a lot of talented friends who are able to attend the shows and it's like a big jam session. As "Scooby's in the Back" began, everyone crowded onto the teeny stage and jammed for several minutes of pure musical bliss. I'm always so impressed by how supportive his friends and family are, and it is so fulfilling as an audience member and as an artist myself to see a group of people band together to support their friend's art. It's incredible.
I brought my prism along for the ride so that I could use what little light was available to get some shots. These feel very raw to me and I'm really happy with how they turned out.
This was such an amazing show, but all HalfNoise shows are amazing. I think the moral of the story here is this: support your friends and get your tail to a HalfNoise show sometime. Cheers to the next one!